Jabari Price had never been seriously injured before. So when he damaged his finger during a blocking drill in mid-August, the North Carolina sophomore said his thoughts quickly spiraled downward. "I was scared," Price said. "What's going to happen from here? Am I going to redshirt? Are they going to forget about me? Is this the end of it for me?" He said he was initially declared out of the season, but after he was reevaluated it was found that the tendon in the left hand was torn. The new diagnosis was that he would have surgery and be out for six weeks.
Tar Heel Jabari Price comes back from injury, stalks old starting role
The Durham Herald-Sun
Gio Bernard knew his football life would change after he turned a routine tailback sweep into a 60-yard touchdown early in North Carolina's second game.
"It changed some right after that play, really," the redshirt freshman said shortly after a 24-22 win over Rutgers on Sept. 10.
On 15 other rushes against a suddenly alert Rutgers defense, Bernard was limited to nine harmless yards.
Tar Heels' Bernard making up for lost time
The News and Observer
North Carolina is finishing drives with touchdowns and frustrating opponents by forcing them to settle for field goals after pushing inside the 20-yard line. That production in the red zone is a big reason why the Tar Heels are off to a strong start under interim coach Everett Withers.
UNC's been good in red zone on both sides of ball
The Asheville Citizen-Times
Former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis said during an ESPNU interview Tuesday that his firing in July was "a total surprise."
Davis appeared as a guest college football analyst on "The Experts," and told host Anish Shroff he had no idea he was going to get fired by Chancellor Holden Thorp.
Davis says firing a 'total surprise' in first on-camera comments since termination
The News and Observer
U of L's game Saturday at North Carolina originally was supposed to be against a Southeastern Conference foe — for both teams. The Cards were scheduled to play at Georgia, but the Bulldogs backed out to schedule Boise State in the Georgia Dome in their season opener. North Carolina had scheduled Tennessee, which bought its way out of a home-and-home series.
The Cards own a 3-2 series advantage over the Tar Heels, including a 34-0 victory in their last trip to Chapel Hill in 2004.
Louisville football coach Strong pained by offensive numbers
The Louisville Courier-Journal